Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The diminutive of a sewer. Callis, Sew. (80,) 100. In modern law, an open ditch or cenduit designed to allow the passage of water from one point to another in a certain direction, whether for purposes of drainage, irrigation or otherwise. Warren v. Henly, 31 Iowa, 31; Willis v. State, 27 Neb. 98, 42 N. W. 920.